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Christmas Can be Depressing Time of Year for Some

By Bob Hardison

Q: With all the presents, parties, family dinners and good tidings of the birth of our Savior, why am I down emotionally? What can I do to get over the winter blues?

A: Many Americans, especially women, get what doctors call Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Those suffering from SAD crave sweets that make folks lethargic. They sleep more and wake up feeling tired. They are easily fatigued and moody.